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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

United Way at 26 Percent of Goal

The United Way of the Bradford Area was pleased with the successful turn-out of it’s Business Blitz Wednesday, the first time in a couple of years that the day’s events have taken place.

“What we’re just as pleased with, aside from the number of businesses which chose to contribute, were the number of new donors we had,” said Executive Director Kelly Case. “At the end of the day, we have five new donors, which is great.”

The day targeted the area’s businesses, giving them the opportunity to confirm their planned contributions to the 2009 appeal, “Back To Basics”.

“We will obviously accept pledges until the end of the campaign,” says Assistant Director Mandi Davis, “so if you own a business and were unable to take part in the blitz day, feel free to send your pledge in to our office.”

Aside from the success of the business blitz, the staff is announcing that they are currently at 26% of the campaign goal, which this year is set at $325,000.

“We’re glad we can update the thermometers,” says Case, “especially given that we just made an announcement recently. We hope the community is seeing the benefit of its generosity.”

The 2009 appeal continues through December 15th. Staff and volunteers remain busy with employee presentations in the local organizations, as well as planning for this weekend’s Hair-Raising Hoopla.

For more information on the United Way of the Bradford Area or its funded agencies, feel free to contact the office or visit its website http://www.uwbanews.org

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